Introducing an unprecedented culinary journey, the Worldwide Festival of Flavors at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal transcends Mexico to bring you exclusive access to the most exquisite, sophisticated, and world-class culinary experiences in the heart of Los Cabos. Evolving for 2024, we’re proud to share our bold new vision, attracting the best of the best from around the globe. Showcasing an expert curation of globally recognized chefs under the leadership of Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet, this year’s Festival of Flavors promises to elevate culinary experiences to unprecedented heights, showcasing the pinnacle of global cuisine and with intimate access to an exceptional lineup of top-notch chefs.
While our dedication to authentic Mexican cuisine remains unwavering, this year’s Festival of Flavors offers a fresh approach. More than exceptional food, it’s a celebration of the grandeur of worldwide gastronomy – creating unforgettable moments through diverse culinary experiences. Focusing on sourcing the finest ingredients, these exclusive culinary weekends will introduce guests to unique flavors, exquisite pairings, and globally refined culinary exploration. At our Chefs VIP Dinner, we transcend the boundaries of ordinary culinary events by offering direct access to Michelin-star culinary masters.
Embark on a culinary journey like no other as we welcome the culinary virtuoso, Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, from Maido – World’s 50 Best Restaurants #6 and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants #1, to the enchanting shores of Los Cabos.
Introducing an unprecedented culinary journey, the Worldwide Festival of Flavors at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal transcends Mexico to bring you exclusive access to the most exquisite, sophisticated, and world-class culinary experiences in the heart of Los Cabos.
Join us as we celebrate global gastronomy with the 2024’s inaugural Worldwide Festival of Flavors, proudly showcasing the culinary brilliance of Chef Michael Mina, born in Cairo, Egypt and Chef Adam Sobel.
Celebrity Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Michael Mina is known for his award-winning 45 restaurants/operations around the world, including the Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Chef Mina’s flagship restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, which represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character. Chef Mina will bring his love of the American steakhouse experience to Cabo featuring classic Americana infused with his arsenal of world flavors and dramatic flair.
Chef Adam Sobel
Guest Chef – February – 15th – 17th, 2024
Adam Sobel is a Chef/Partner at MINA Group, primarily responsible for the oversight of concept development and menu creation. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has earned widespread acclaim working alongside top chefs worldwide. Most recently, Chef Sobel developed the concept and menu for the highly lauded Sorelle, in Charleston, SC. In addition to his culinary achievements, he is a familiar face on popular Food Network shows like Tournament of Champions, Guys Grocery Games, and Chopped, where he has served as both a competitor and judge.
Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura
Guest Chef – April 11th – 13th, 2024
Mitsuharu “Micha” Tsumura is a Peruvian chef of Japanese descent whose most personal and well-known project, Maido Restaurant, is located in his hometown of Lima, Peru. Throughout its 15-year history, Maido has been nationally recognized as the Best Restaurant in Peru for the past five years in a row and is internationally ranked #1 on the prestigious Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants (uninterruptedly from 2017-2019), as well as #6 on The World’s Best 50 Restaurants. Chef Micha is also the author of the book “Nikkei is Peru” and director of the Netflix documentary “Peru, Hidden Treasure.”
Chef Jaime Pesaque
Guest Chef – May 23rd – 25th, 2024
Founder of Jaime Pesaque Restaurants.
Born and raised in Peru, trained in Europe and apprenticed in Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and Spain, including El Celler de Can Roca. In 2008, Pesaque opened its flagship restaurant, Mayta, a contemporary Peruvian cuisine restaurant and pisco bar in Lima, Peru. In 2019 Mayta enters the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants; in 2022 Mayta enters the list of The World’s 50 Best, and in 2023 was once again elected as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the world.
Chef Seth Stowaway
Guest Chef – June – 13th – 15th, 2024
Chef Seth Stowaway has worked under famed chefs Jordan Grosser, Brandon Jew, and Thomas Peña, among others. He opened Osito in December 2021 after fundraising through culinary pop-ups throughout the pandemic. Known for offering guests a 100 percent live-fire dining experience, Osito was awarded its first Michelin star less than one year after opening, which it has since retained. Over this weekend guests at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal can indulge in Chef Stowaway’s elevated, fiery offerings while soaking up the sun on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land.
Chef David Yoshimura
Guest Chef – June – 13th – 15th, 2024
Chef David began the journey of opening Nisei as a pop-up in the summer of 2020-2021. Nisei finally opened as a brick in Mortar in August of 2021, where Chef David has utilized his eclectic experience to bring the Bay Area a new approach to Japanese American food. In 2022, Chef David was also nominated for a James Beard Award for Emerging Chef, as well as one Michelin star. He was also awarded the Young Chef Award by Michelin the very same year. Now in 2023, Chef David has retained his one Michelin star and sets his sights toward the future of Japanese American cuisine.
Indulge in longer stays, allow our renowned Waldorf Astoria concierge team to build a custom itinerary, and more ways to make the most of your time in the paradise of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.
Join us in 2024 for our new ‘Festival of Flavors’. the Worldwide Festival of Flavors at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal transcends Mexico to bring you exclusive access to the most exquisite, sophisticated, and world-class culinary experiences in the heart of Los Cabos.